Other Uses of Picosecond Laser Beyond Tattoo Removal

woman lying down to receive picosecond laser treatment for her cheek

The pulse created by a picosecond laser is less than one nanosecond, and that makes it very effective for pigment removal. However, most people think about tattoos removals alone. But its use extends beyond just tattoo removals. In this article, we will take a look at other facial aesthetic uses of picosecond and pico fractional laser treatments.

Other uses of Picosecond laser

Treatment of Wrinkles

A study and some clinical experiments have shown that periorbital and perioral wrinkles can be removed by the picosecond laser. However, these conditions will be treated with a controlled laser of 750 nm picosecond, at the one-month interval, to get the desired result.

Treatment of Facial Acne Scarring

Even though a lot of cosmetic creams and procedures are available today for the treatment of acne, picosecond laser is used. A picosecond-domain pulse and subdermal minimal surgery techniques can be used for atrophic acne scars. It also shows that picosecond laser with a holographic beam splitter is also effective in treating various kinds of depressed scars. Patients expressed satisfaction because it is almost a painless procedure.

Treatment of Photoaging décolletage

The 755 nm picosecond alexandrite laser in conjunction with incorporation of the diffractive lens array is one of the safest treatments for any signs of photoaging pigmentation and scarring. It is usually done over a 4-session period at 3 weeks interval to get the expected positive result. After the entire process, it is to be followed up at 1 and 3 months. It is also recommended because of its minimal pain.

General treatment of the skin to improve texture, tone, and pore size

To achieve this, the skin is treated with 755 nm picosecond with a diffractive lens array. The pulse is controlled to 5000 to 6000 pulses. The treatment is done between 3 to 5 sessions, depending on the skin type and amount of work to be done.  After the initial treatment, the patient is expected to do follow up around 2 to 3 months after the procedure. Gradually, the skin tone, texture, and pore sizes are improved to the recommended standard for healthy skin.

Treatment of Nevus of Ota: Highly recommended for ages 24 to 32 years

The 755 nm picosecond alexandrite laser in Nevus recalcitrant to QS laser treatment. It is done in sessions over 7 months and it helps reduce hyperpigmentation.

Treatment of Minocycline-Induced Cutaneous Pigmentation

Since this condition is common to the elderly; it is recommended that those slated for it should be between 55 to 75 years. The skin is exposed to a controlled picosecond laser to completely resolve a patient’s skin pigmentation issue. It may take 2 to three sessions before the desired result is achieved.


The use of picosecond laser well extends beyond tattoo removal. As seen, even an ordinary person can use it to reduce wrinkles, acne, improve skin texture, and so on. Remember, a well-trained Dermatologist is responsible for recommending any use of picosecond laser for any of the above-mentioned treatments.